RECENT: Defining Our Field - what is 'classical music' to us, why are we involved and what can we learn from our differences? Read John Dante Prevedini's essay, watch the panel discussion and make your own comments.
German romantic composer, organist, musicologist and teacher August Gottfried Ritter was born on 25 August 1811 in Erfurt. His teachers included Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Ludwig Berger and August Wilhelm Bach. He was a friend and contemporary of Franz Liszt.
He was organist first in Merseburg and then Magdeburg, where he died on 26 August 1885.